If you search the #boymom hashtag on any social media platform, you'll quickly find a slew of posts from moms boasting about the life of raising boys, complaining about the struggles of having only sons, and sharing the anecdotes they consider unique to the #boymom experience.
While that in itself is precisely one of the purposes of hashtags, to help people find others they can relate to, some parents have wondered if the rise of the #boymom reflects an unnecessary division among moms, or worse yet - a strange brand of internalized sexism.
In a viral Reddit thread, a mother of a young girl asked what the deal is with #boymom hashtags, and why it feels like another separation among mothers.
What makes being a "Boymom" so different than just a mom?
I hope I don't get a lot of hate for this because I truly don't mean any harm or offense by it. But, what is up with the whole #boymom saying? I'm sure having a little boy is equally as wonderful as having a little girl and yet I have never, one time, ever heard anyone say or use #girlmom...there are tons of little sayings for the boy mom idea as well...like for example: "being a boymom will show you what true love is. Them boys sure do love their mamas."